An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which the Division of the Symphysis Pubis is Particularly ...

An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which the Division of the Symphysis Pubis is Particularly Considered

Osborn, William

Published by T. Cadell, London, 1783
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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[6], x, [1], xiv-xvi, 255, [1] p.; 22 cm. 20th-century binding: half polished calf with gilt-tooled spine title "Osborn on Parturition." Black cloth over boards. Lacking original half title, which was supplied (probably at the time of the modern binding) by a facsimile of a half title bearing an inscription. Title page bears two circular stamps of the Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society, and "ANd43" in ink in the upper corner. The Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society was founded prior to 1826, when a catalog of its library was published. The library was dispersed some time after 1955. In the Conclusion (p. 241-255) Osborn disagrees vehemently with Alexander Hamilton's remarks on Caesarian operations in his Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery. Hamilton declared that the mother had only a one in ten chance of dying as the result of a Caesarian operation, while Osborn insisted that the odds were precisely the opposite, only one in ten of survival. Half title supplied, as noted above; otherwise in Near Fine Condition: front endpapers slightly discolored; upper corner of back board slightly rubbed; pages are clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 002406

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Title: An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which ...

Publisher: T. Cadell, London

Publication Date: 1783

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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